films and film making


26 Mar 2019

This inquiry report outlines the current state and operation of the Australian television and music industry, including competition issues relating to the relative market power of producers and broadcasters for traditional, streaming and 'catch- up' viewing.


1 Mar 2019

Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association is working towards better recognition of the myriad practices occurring in teaching and research by screen production academics nationally and aims to work more closely with policy makers to better support screen production inputs and outputs in the...


29 Oct 2018

The Territory Government has released this screen industry development plan, presenting a vision and plan to create more jobs and increase the sustainability and success of local screen businesses. Developed in consultation with the NT screen industry, the three-year plan provides a framework to support...


Recommendations of the Film Industry Working Group to the government
17 Oct 2018

The Film Industry Working Group was set up at the beginning of this year with representation from across the screen industry, Business New Zealand and the Council of Trade Unions. This report provides recommendations on restoring collective bargaining rights to film production workers.

Conference paper

29 Jun 2018

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Richard Lowenstein’s acclaimed Dogs in Space , a fictionalized cinematic memoir of nominal bohemians in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. Set 6-8 years before the film’s release, Lowenstein utilised genuine participants in the events/milieu depicted, as well as key...


15 Jun 2018

This document seeks to make a contribution to the field through crystallising key positions and taking a stance in ongoing conversations that consider how we measure quality in creative practice research.


6 Dec 2017

Industry assistance schemes are seen sceptically in New Zealand policy circles but the NZIER modelling shows that the New Zealand Screen Production Grant, as the price of admission to international screen productions, positively influences the wider economy.


15 Nov 2017

With the Producer Offset now 10 years old, this report collates the experiences of producers and broadcasters to analyse its effects in a time of continued change.


15 Oct 2017

The Drama Report covers the production of feature films, TV drama (mini-series, telemovies and series/serials) and online drama programs in Australia by financial year.

Journal article

22 Jun 2017

Both the superhero and the supervillain operate outside the law. This paper considers what the prefix “super” really means in relation to these two classes, drawing on Nietzsche’s original definition of the ubermensch (superman) and its relationship to legal concepts such as the state of...


15 Jun 2017

This report was commissioned by the Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA) and conducted by its Research Sub-Committee, for the beneft of the ASPERA community in Australia and other screen/media education and research communities internationally. It provides an overview of current working environments...

Briefing paper

9 Dec 2016

ECCV is the peak policy advocacy organisation for ethnic and multicultural groups in Victoria and consults with communities when their voices are not heard in the policy process.

In October 2016 ECCV consulted with culturally diverse actors, writers, directors and stage professionals in partnership...


2 Nov 2016

The Drama Report 2015/16 covers the production of feature films and TV drama programs (mini-series, telemovies and series/serials) by financial year.

It reports on the operation of the Producer Offset tax rebate for domestic Australian projects and official co-productions, incorporating data gathered through surveys...


12 Feb 2016

How did Australia’s love affair with Netflix begin? This book extract traces the geoblocking debate and its political fallout

OVER THE past decade Australia has become an unlikely hotspot of digital disobedience. Frustrated by the high cost and slow delivery of first-release TV...


12 May 2015

This study is concerned with representation. It considers the nature of a culturally located, discursive form called veitalatala and its creative translation into designed artifacts that consider the lyrical and graceful nature of Tongan women’s tālanoa.

The designed outcomes of the project consider the...

Fact sheet

8 Apr 2015

New Zealand screen industry revenue was $3.155 billion, up $7 million from 2013.

Key facts

New Zealand screen industry revenue was $3.155 billion, up $7 million from 2013. 91 percent of businesses in the screen industry are small businesses, earning less than...



10 Nov 2014

A conversation with award-winning Indigenous screenwriter Steven McGregor

It’s a windy mid-week morning. The trains roll in and out of Redfern Station and a stream of commuters pours up the concrete steps. Coffees are bought, phone calls made and received. Students – all...

Audio presentation

30 Sep 2014

Australian screen industry undersells its achievements as a tourism, trade and diplomacy tool globally, and also has big business at home. CEO of Screen Australia, Graeme Mason, says that the successes of the Australian screen industry raises the profile of Australia on the world stage...


19 Jun 2014

Summary: Provides links to Australian Government organisations responsible for the arts and culture, state and territory government websites, regional arts websites, non-government organisations websites and international organisations.

It also provides links to a range of organisations by art form:

• ballet and...

Book review

2 Oct 2013

Review Details Date: 2 October 2013 Author: Annabelle Sheehan Publisher: Inside Story Owning Institution(s): Swinburne University

Book Details Title: Screen Distribution and the New King Kongs of the Online World Publisher: Palgrave Date Published: 2013 Author/s: Stuart CunninghamJon Silver

From Thomas Edison’s short...



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